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Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story (1986)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 23 November 1986
Farrah Fawcett plays real-life Beate Klarsfeld, a German Protestant housewife who, with the help of her Jewish law-student husband, Serge, began an unrelenting campaign after World War II ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Farrah Fawcett ... Beate Klarsfeld
Tom Conti ... Serge Klarsfeld
Geraldine Page ... Itta Halaunbrenner
Hélène Vallier Hélène Vallier ... Raissa Klarsfeld
Catherine Allégret ... Simone Lagrange
Féodor Atkine ... Luc Pleyel
Vincent Gauthier ... Klaus Barbie in 1944
Claude Vernier Claude Vernier ... Klaus Barbie / Altmann
Jacques Vincey Jacques Vincey ... David
Florence Haziot Florence Haziot ... Chantal
Eric Prat Eric Prat ... Marco
Pierre-Olivier Scotto Pierre-Olivier Scotto ... Eli
Gilles Ségal Gilles Ségal ... Herbert John
László Szabó ... Arno Klarsfeld in 1943 (as Lazlo Szabo)
Pascale de Boysson Pascale de Boysson ... Mrs. Kunzel
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Farrah Fawcett plays real-life Beate Klarsfeld, a German Protestant housewife who, with the help of her Jewish law-student husband, Serge, began an unrelenting campaign after World War II to bring Nazi war criminals to justice, most of which is centered on Klaus Barbie. The story follows her pursuit while she survives jail, torture, numerous assassination attempts, and arrests in South America and in Germany. Written by Matt Patay

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During World War II a Nazi commander engineered the deaths of thousands of Jews. Forty years later, an ordinary housewife brought him to justice.

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Drama

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France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caçadora de Nazis See more »

Filming Locations:

Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Beate Klarsfeld:a heroine of our time.
30 April 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Directed by Lindsay-Hog many users know as the man who directed the ill-fated (but absorbing)"let it be" starring the Beatles.

Based on Beate Klarsfeld's true story,an admirable woman who discovered the horrors of the holocaust.A lawyer,but a non-Jew,abetted by her (Jewish) husband,she would dedicate her efforts to find the war criminals ,which would lead to the arrest of Klaus Barbie.

Some people complained because they cast Farah Fawcett ,a sex symbol and an ex-Charlie's angel as the lead.But the actress displays determination and resilience.Her best scene is when she's alone on the streets in Brazil and tries to urge the people to help her catch a man "who killed women and children during WW2".

An above average made-for-TV work.Its current rating of 7,3 is well deserved.


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